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What Type of Shirt Goes With a High-Waisted Pencil Skirt?

by Sara Cantu

A high waisted pencil skirt is a year-round wardrobe staple that will allow you to look chic and elegant for a variety of events. From the office to a night out, no matter what you pair yours with, a form-fitting pencil skirt will highlight your curves and create a classically trendy outfit that's sure to turn heads.

Exceptional Elegance

A chiffon blouse adds a dose of elegance to a curve hugging pencil skirt. Whether it's a floral print style or one in a rich solid jewel tone, voluminous chiffon blouses cleverly balance out a form-fitting skirt. Other blouses like silk or satin camisoles are lovely options for a night out on the town. Add a pair of high heels and other accessories like an embellished clutch to complete the nighttime look.

Button-Down Blouse

Button-down blouses paired with pencil skirts create perfectly professional looks for the office or other conservative environments like business meetings, conventions or church services. Whether you choose a safe neutral shade in beige or black, or a vivid hue that's bold and bright, this lady-like combination is classic. Choose a printed blouse and high heel in a corresponding shade to form a cohesive looks that exudes impeccable style.

Tees and Tanks

Long sleeved T-shirts make great pairings for winter while a simple white T-shirt adds a cool girl factor to a pencil skirt during warm weather. Add a statement necklace or pile of gold chains to up the ante on this look. A basic black tank top, or one in sparkling sequins or beading makes for a fabulous pairing as well. Add a metallic hardware belt to create the illusion of a form-fitting dress. Pointy-toed high heel pumps or peep-toe heels are the perfect finishing touch. To make these combinations more dressy for the office, add a black blazer or one in a bold hue to make a statement.

Crop Tops

Crop tops have come a long way since the 90s, and today's most respected designers have incorporated a variety of these into their collections. Pair a high waisted pencil skirt with a crop top for a fashionable and classy look. If you are wary of baring your midriff, use a structured blazer to provide more coverage. This alluring combination is suitable for a number of occasions. While the look will make an impact on its own, adding a collar necklace or pair of dangling earrings will take the look even further.

About the Author

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.

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